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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-CHAPMAN ANNEX, Texas (AFNS) —

Joint service members converged on Joint Base San Antonio-Chapman Annex to formally confirm the suitability of helicopter landing zones in order to expand the maneuver space for vertical lift operations and improve home-station training for San Antonio’s military units.

 

As San Antonio continues to develop out from the city’s center, outlying areas that were once remote are now impacted by the encroachment of land development. This expansion places additional pressure on nearby military training activities to consider noise, light, traffic volume, safety and other environmental factors.

 

Texas Army National Guard’s Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 149th Aviation Regiment, a unit of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters that routinely trains with JB San Antonio units at Martindale Army Airfield in southeast San Antonio, have been affected by these factors and have partnered with JB San Antonio to find a…

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